Tag: iO West

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Wheelhouse: iO West’s New Premier Harold Team!

The iO West theater in Hollywood has completely overhauled its improv programming.  Beginning January 8th, three premier teams will perform the theater’s flagship form, The Harold: King Ten, Heyday, and the team I am privileged to play on, Wheelhouse. The players are Tommy Bechtold, Frank Caeti, Tom Christensen, Chris Gorbos, Kyle More, Justin Michael Terry, Lynn Trickey, Erik Voss & Danielle […]

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Performing in the WGAW Diversity Showcase

On Tuesday, the Writers Guild of America, West will showcase works by the 2013 Writer Access Project Honorees.  I will be on stage, working once again with writer and friend Geetika Lizardi (Outsourced).  Last year, Geetika was kind enough to use me for her script reading at iO West. There is a fantastic description of the […]

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Two Shows Tonight: Gristle @ComedySportz 8 PM, RG @iO 9 PM

Tonight, come see Gristle (me, Peter Berube, Clayton Froning, & Eden Malyn) at ComedySportz LA at 8:00 PM. Then, I’m immediately heading over to the 10th Annual LA Improv Comedy Festival, which is in full swing at iO West.  See Riverboat Gamblers (me, Apul Patel, & Blake Walker) tonight at 9:00 PM in […]

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My New Harold Team, “Natural 20”

Starting next Tuesday, I will be performing with a new Harold team at iO West. We are called “Natural 20,” a reference to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons roll. Once again, I will be coached by Annie Hoff of USS Rock ‘n’ Roll. Natural 20 is: Katie Bogart Ward Dave […]

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Thanks for an Amazing Run!

Friends, Thank you for making Tom Christensen IS North Dakota such a success. The solo musical was an amazing experience, one I hope to bring back to the stage as soon as possible. Last night’s show was so much fun to do. Since my first solo show, I have been […]

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VIDEO: “AUTHORITY,” One-Man Fully Improvised Musical

This is the show that won the United States of Improv tournament at the 9th Annual Los Angeles Improv Festival! The prize is a three week run at iO West, so come check out Tom Christensen IS North Dakota on Mondays (6/13, 6/20, & 6/27) at 10:00 PM. Team North […]

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North Dakota WINS! Three More Shows this Month

Thanks to your incredible support, Team North Dakota (Tom Christensen with accompanist Scott Passarella) won the United States of Improv tournament! My reward is a run of three shows in June, so please come to the show!  Tom Christensen is North Dakota! Mondays in June (6/13, 6/20, & 6/27) 10:00 PM […]

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9th Annual LA Improv Fest Begins Tomorrow!

A week-long festival of improv starts tomorrow at iO West theater (6366 Hollywood)!  There are some great guests coming in, including Joel McHale, Drew Carey, Neil Flynn, and mucho mas!  Yours truly will be in three shows: Ripley – Wednesday, 6/8, 11:00 PM in The Loft Theater All Skate! – […]

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VIDEO: Trailer for “The Wind,” One-Man Improvised Musical

On Saturday, I played my third one-man musical in the United States of Improv tournament.  Team North Dakota (Tom Christensen) took on Team New York (Tommy Bechtold, Karen Graci, Colin Hughes, Chris Fontakis, Brandon Sornberger, Rich Fancher, & Steve Major). Team NoDak won the audience vote! My next show is Saturday, 6/11, […]

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New York vs. North Dakota Tomorrow Night!

Thanks to your ongoing support, Team North Dakota is still in the United States of Improv Tournament at iO West.  Tomorrow is the last semifinal match. The final match will be the last show of 9th Annual Los Angeles Improv Festival, Saturday, June 11th @ Midnight. And the winning team will […]